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Preservation Talk: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church


June 27, 2024 6:00–7:00pm CDT

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is a fascinating meld of Wright’s organic design principles and Orthodox tradition. One of Wright’s last built works, the church was commissioned in 1955 and completed in 1961. In recent years, the Conservancy has been working closely with members of the Annunciation preservation team to address the ongoing needs of the building. During this talk, leaders from the congregation who are involved in these efforts will discuss infrastructure work, including a significantly upgraded heating, ventilating and air conditioning system, a new fire detection system and exterior stairway restoration. Next phases will include the re-roofing of the church’s distinctive blue dome and restoration of the entry plaza.


Norm Eckstaedt and Maria Pandazi are members of the Church of the Annunciation’s Stabilization Project Committee and have been actively involved in the ongoing restoration  of the church.

Tickets and registration:
Advance registration is required. Tickets are $10 for the general public, or complimentary for Building Conservancy members. If you are not a member, click here to learn more about member benefits and join.

How this event works:
Before the event starts you will receive an email with a Zoom access link. Please install and test Zoom in advance on the device on which you intend to view the event. A link to view the recording, which will be available for one month, will be emailed to all registrants after the event.

If you have questions or require registration assistance, please email [email protected].

Interior of church showing gold textured coating on domed ceiling, ornate painted religious icons, and futuristic lighting fixtures, as seen from the balcony.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church photo by John H. Waters, AIA

2024 Annual Conference: Frank Lloyd Wright & the American City Today

Detroit, Michigan

September 25 – 29, 2024

The Conservancy’s 2024 annual conference will take place in Detroit, Michigan.

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Exterior of Turkel House, with light shining through the windows and a lush garden

Turkel House photo by James Haefner